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Blue water barrel's trip to NY museum honors work to end deadly Az treks

Rev. Robin Hoover and others from Humane Borders were at a tony event at NYC's Cooper Hewitt design museum last week because a simple blue plastic water barrel, designed by activists to save migrants crossing the desert southwest of Tucson, is part of a new exhibit at the branch of the Smithsonian.... Read more»

FactChecking the VP debate

Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine got their one chance to debate Tuesday night, and it was a fact-checking bonanza.... Read more»

Trump stumps for 'great America' in Prescott Valley

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pounded on familiar themes that he will create jobs, stop illegal immigration and work on “fixing our inner cities” Tuesday in his sixth visit to Arizona, exhorting Arizona supporters to help him keep America rich, strong and great by electing him on Nov. 8.... Read more»

How the nation’s opioid epidemic is morphing — and growing

The nation’s opioid epidemic shows no signs of abating—and in fact may be headed in a far more dangerous direction.... Read more»

Factchecking the spin on Trump’s taxes

Donald Trump’s top surrogates took to the Sunday talk shows to put the best spin on a New York Times story about the GOP presidential nominee reporting a loss of $916 million on his personal income taxes in 1995. The large loss, the Times reported, could have allowed Trump to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years.... Read more»

Troubled visa investment program gets short-term extension, no fixes

Congress granted a short-term reprieve this week to a visa program that benefits immigrants who invest in U.S. businesses, but that extension came without any reforms critics say are necessary to prevent fraud, abuse and security risks. ... Read more»

Supreme Court denies Obama request to rehear immigration case

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined the Obama administration's request to reconsider a controversial immigration program that would have let millions of undocumented immigrants stay in the country legally.... Read more»

Is stop-and-frisk unconstitutional?

People had a lot of questions about the police practice known as “stop-and-frisk” after the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. ... Read more»

Texas lawmakers criticize border surge for moving crime but not stopping it

The $800 million border security operation passed by state lawmakers has helped seal off parts of the state’s southern border. But the surge has also made the rest of the area more of a hotbed for illegal activity, the state’s top law enforcement officer told lawmakers on Wednesday. ... Read more»

Navajo, feds sign agreement giving tribe greater control over schools

Federal officials signed an agreement with Navajo leaders Tuesday giving the tribe the authority to implement a single set of standards, assessments and accountability measures for tribal schools that are scattered over three states.... Read more»

Study: Influx of immigrants is overall boost to U.S. workers, economy

Immigration has risen sharply over the past 20 years and immigrants have accounted for a larger portion of the workforce in that time, but that competition is actually helping Americans in the long run, a new report says.... Read more»

Tribal leaders give Obama high marks for Native American relations

President Barack Obama told tribal leaders Monday that they had come a long way since he took office eight years ago, but that there is still work to be done to solve problems in Indian Country.... Read more»

Workers cite harassment, retaliation in 'toxic' national parks

National Park Service employees continue to suffer from a “toxic” work culture that has allowed for rampant sexual misconduct and a culture of retaliation, park workers told a House committee Thursday.... Read more»

House members grill immigrations official on detainee releases

House members grilled the director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thursday, alleging that more than 80 percent of detainees released by the agency have criminal records and that some reoffend once they are freed.... Read more»

India largest source of new unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»1

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